February 12, 2013
Pity the besieged tax payers of Virginia. Government in the state may soon pass a law allowing it to impose taxes on victims without their consent.
From the Washington Post today:
This income taxing authority actually already exists in Virginia law, with one important condition: It must be approved by a public referendum. The new law would eliminate that referendum, allowing a new income tax to be imposed simply by the local city council or board of supervisors passing a new ordinance.
[Republican Sen. Walter Stosch] said the ability to impose the tax may have been hindered by the public referendum requirement, so this bill (Senate Bill 1313) removes that.
The bill is currently in the House finance committee where it may continue to live or eventually die.
You can bet statist predators around the nation are watching this one closely to see how it plays out.